Sedgemoor Unison lost to Doctors by 32 runs
Doctors 147 for 6
Unison 115 for 8
Doctors won the toss and batted and lost an early wicket to the hostile Chris Upham (1-26) but then assumed control thanks to a partnership of 43 between Sam Powell and Charles Macadam. Powell’s dashing innings of 20 was ended when he hit Peter Izzard (1-22) directly into the safe hands of Steve Rybaruk at long on and Macadam (11) soon fell to Chris Rossiter (1-17) but Harry Lee batted exquisitely for 31 until he played over a floater from Danny O’Loughlin (1-25) and was bowled. Father and son Dave Rooke (13) and John Rooke (11) contributed dynamic cameos until they were dismissed by John Inman (1-14) and Duncan Harvey (1-20) but the highlight of the innings was a belligerent 21 not out by John Down, smashed to all parts off only 10 balls.
The Unison reply
by Tim Mander and Rob Hake began with a high tempo stand of 60, characterised
by powerful drives and sharp singles.
Hake retired on 41 and Mander (21) then presented a half chance to the
bowler Down (1-14) who adroitly accepted a return catch low to his left. Frugal spells from Down, Steve Witts (1-14)
and Powell (1-9) put heavy pressure on the batsmen and provoked a dramatic
collapse. Good fielding by John Rooke
and Lee led to run outs, including the dangerous